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400 MHz Wide Bore Solid State Spectrometer - 'Glenkinchie' - Room B17

We have two solid state spectrometers in the basement area which are for departmental use.  They are mostly used by members of Melinda Duer, Alex Forse and Clare Grey's groups, but any researcher who needs solid state spectroscopy is able to request time on these spectrometers.  Glenkinchie is a 400 MHz Wide Bore Three Channel spectrometer.  There are a number of probes which can be used with this instrument.

2mm double resonance probe (MAS up to 30 kHz)
4mm double resonance probe (MAS up to 15 kHz) Two probes of this type
4mm triple resonance probe (MAS up to 15 kHz)
7mm double resonance probe (MAS up to 7 kHz)

The double resonance probes have a fixed 1H channel, with the second (X) channel tunable from 31P down to 15N.

The triple resonance probe has a fixed 1H channel, with several tuning combinations available for the X and Y channels. These are:

X Channel Y Channel
31P
31P
31P
27Al
13C
13C
29Si-65Cu
15N
14N
15N-29Si
15N-29Si
14N

 

The picture above shows the magnet and the console in the separate partioned room.  This room has its own air conditioner to maintain a constant temperature, and has an automatic extract fan system in case of a quench.  This room also contains most of the noise associated with solid state spectrometers, whilst still allowing an uninterrupted view to and from the operators position.  The glass partion features bespoke graphics depicting a solid state pulse program.  Control of the spectrometer takes place in the central room which is also air conditioned.